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Phoenix Ancient Town (Also named Fenghuang in China), which was called by the New Zealand writer Rewi Alley as one of the most beautiful town in China. The town is situated on the western boundary of Hunan Province, surrounded by mountains and rivers. It attracts more and more visitors from home and abroad.

Phoenix Ancient Town

Phoenix Ancient Town´s history can be traced back to the Qin Dynasty (221-206BC). Here has a number of remarkable old gardens as well as distinctive residential buildings, elegant bridges and mysterious towers and pagodas. These architectural delights date from the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1644-1911).
Phoenix Ancient Town

Phoenix Ancient Town has a very famous architecture style to symbol its special identity–House on stilt. With upturned eaves and corners, the stilted houses are connected by corridors on three sides. Riding a small boat drifting along the Tuojiang River, you will see those unique buildings along the riverside, where local Miao people live.

Phoenix Ancient Town

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